1,580 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities
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Unknown Faire croire qu'on fait avec une adresse merveilleuse une opération qu'on fait sans adresse having made a classic pass before, pretend to make a fair cut, to then pretend to make an invisible pass from any movements, faking the pass
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 180
Unknown The Cards Revealed by the Looking-Glass joke
1876 Modern Magic 53
Unknown The Card Bouquet six cards are shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, optionally they change into 6 other selections, mechanical
1876 Modern Magic 457
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
1876 Modern Magic 454
Unknown The Demon's Head papier maché head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 458
Unknown To Place the Aces and Court Cards in Four Rows, in such a manner that neither Horizontally nor Perpendicularly shall there be in either Row two Cards alike either in Suit or Value puzzle
1876 Modern Magic 58
Unknown To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure deck dealt in four piles and suits separated, taught to audience and they fail or succeed
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 66
Unknown To Arrange Twelve Cards is Rows, in such a manner that they will Count Four in every Direction puzzle
1876 Modern Magic 58
Unknown The Shower of Aces deck changes into all Aces
1876 Modern Magic 97
Unknown The Queens digging for Diamonds hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentation
Also published here 1889 Tricks with Cards 82
Unknown The "Whispering Trick" for one spectator, paperballs over the head situation
1889 Tricks with Cards 93
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards lost and found, then teared up and put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
1889 Tricks with Cards 206
Unknown The Card and Smoke Trick borrowed handkerchief on glass, card fired with pistol and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
variation in which blank card in glass becomes printed
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 225
Conus The Shower of Aces many aces appear at named number (faced-deck turnover at-any-number method)
1889 Tricks with Cards 110
Bland The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card card is shot on lady's fan with pistol, fan opens and card appears on it
1889 Tricks with Cards 223
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack"
1889 Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown The Black Velvet Banner three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk
1889 Tricks with Cards 196
Unknown All Red - All Black with electric deck
1890 More Magic 20
Unknown The Card in the Candle torn-up card fired with pistol on candle, card appears on top of candle
1890 More Magic 421
Unknown The Velvet Cloth for the Production of Cards three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk
1890 More Magic 109
Unknown Die Gedankenübertragung No. 8, name of chosen cards appears on previously empty slate which is wrapped in newspaper, rope held to forehead of two spectators as comedy prop, mirror writing in chalk on newspaper
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 11
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter No. 3, flame of candle changes into selection
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 66
Unknown Die Points auf der Glasplatte No. 11, card becomes blank, points appear on previously examined glass sheet, switch behind table after accidentally dropping wrapped glass sheet
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 101
Unknown Der Kartenstern No. 4, five cards selected, deck thrown towards star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 67
Unknown Chicagoer Kartendruckerei normal deck is shown to be all alike one by one
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Unknown Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for that
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 54
Unknown Die Geisterschrift No. 2, card burnt, ashes rubbed on back of hand, name of card appears, egg white
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 88
Unknown Die Kartenlaterne Eine Kartensoirée No. 6
card appears in lantern
Nov. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 41
Unknown Die wandernden Points No. 32, number card in glass, covered with handkerchief, smoke travels into glass and pips travel onto handkerchief, chemical
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Der Teufelskopf No. 6, devil's head mask on which four cards appear, fourth one comes out of mouth
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 70
Unknown Die Kartenlaterne No. 5, card appears in lantern
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 69
Unknown Der bezauberte Rosenstock No. 1, card appears at top of rose plant
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 63
Unknown Die Diogenes-Laterne card appears in small lantern
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 189
Unknown Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 64
Unknown Der allwissende Künstler "by H. Sch., Dresden", deck laid out on table, performer can find any named card from the back, switched for stacked deck
Dec. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 4) 60
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Gezwungene Wahl magician's choice from 32 cards and layout on table
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 121
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter card appears in flame of candle
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 187
Unknown Der Kartenstern five cards appear at end of star apparatus
Variations 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 191
Unknown Die Mohrenwäsche card placed in glass with plate on top and borrowed handkerchief, smoke blown towards glass, smoke appears in glass, card is now blank and its image on the borrowed handkerchief
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 198
Unknown Der Hut als Zielscheibe cards shot onto borrowed hat where they appear
Sep. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 135
Unknown Übertragung der Gedanken von einer Person auf die andere card appears in mirror writing on slate, comedy connection of spectators with rope on foreheads
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 227
Unknown Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)
Also published here May 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 132
Unknown Der Erraten mehrerer Karten Jacks, Queens, Kings and Aces are dealt out repeatedly in square formation, but it is not clear to what purpose
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 96
Unknown Der Kartenrahmen cards appear on sheet of framed glass
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 220
Unknown "Das Verwandlungsspiel" deck shown normal, than it changes into duplicates of one picture card, than another, then back to normal
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 137
Unknown The Cards that Cannot be Replaced cards that are replaced slide out again by themselves
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 207
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Prof. Hofzinser's Geheimnis "Die isolierte Karte", spectator locates card via matrix-layout of deck on table and magician's choice
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 51
Unknown Stuhl und Karten three selections appear at back of chair
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 200
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kobold in der Flasche card jumps out of bottle
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 199
Unknown Der Teufelskopf devil's head mask on which cards appear
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 190
Unknown Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)
Also published here 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 186
Unknown Das Kartenbild burned card shot onto framed glass with pistol, card appears on glass
June 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 91
Unknown Rouge et Noir card riffled through are all red, then all black, small incomplete faro condition for impromptu svengali deck principle
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 69
Unknown Das Wiederfinden zweier Karten matrix-layout, magician's choice of two cards
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 50
Unknown Erraten von Karten durch Quadrate with square layout on table and four, five, six or seven spectators
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 99
Unknown Das Kartenquadrat dealing a square with all Sevens, Eights, Nines and Tens so that no values repeat in rows or columns
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 94
Unknown Die wandernden Kartenpoints selection in glass, borrowed handkerchief on glass, smoke blown onto glass, pips appear on handkerchief and card is now blank, also smoke appears in glass (chemical)
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
Unknown Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for that
Also published here 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 90
Unknown Der grosse Kartenrahmen in frame appear cards, plate, rings, ...
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 195
Unknown Die Blumenvase flower bouquet, card appear on it
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 193
Unknown Das Verwandlungs-Kartenspiel transformation deck with divided duplicates on one side and normal faces on the other side à la Hofzinser, can be shown normal, then all-alike for one selection then another and then normal again
June 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 84
Unknown Die gehorsamen Asse Aces put in center, spectator choses how many Aces should appear on top and bottom, Conus Aces gag sequence, four Aces under spectator's hand transpose with four other cards, deck changes into all-Aces
Nov. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11) 164
Unknown Die Karte als Geduldspiel solution to puzzle
Related to June 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 93
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Kartenparade - der neue Kartenteller three cards appear at edge of plate, apparatus attached to ungaffed plate with suction device
Related to Oct. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 57
Unknown Die Karte als Geduldspiel layout puzzle with cut-up card pieces
Related to May 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 5) 77
Unknown The Card and Handkerchief card visibly appears attached to handkerchief
1897 New Era Card Tricks 89
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm part two, methods
Related to Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm patter by Eduard Hensel
  • Entrée (glove shrinks and becomes stocking)
  • Das Durchdringen der Materie (glass through hat)
  • Glasphänomen (two silk travel from bottle to bottle)
  • Schützenliesl (Queen of Clubs chosen, in a large target appears a woman in Queen of Clubs dress)
Related to Mar. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 134
Hugo Kramer Die verbrannte und wieder entstandene Karte card at any number force (palmed card replaced when named number is reached), card burned and reappears in cage
Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 119
Carl Willmann Der Hut als Zielscheibe two cards burned and shot on top hat, they reappear stuck to bottom of top hat
Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 6
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Kartenfahne No. 47, three cards vanish from deck and reappear at flag/silk
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 128
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kobold in der Flasche No. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 103
Unknown Changement eines Kartenhauses No. 2, seven-card card castle vanishes from underneath cover and appears under another cover, then travels back, collapsable castle with rubber bands
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 63
Josef Löffler Der orientalische Zauberspiegel handheld mirror with black surface instead of mirror, image of card appears and vanishes on black surface
Aug. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 8) 117
Eduard W. Lufa Halt! three cards selected, card dealt into hat one by one, each spectator says stop during the deal and the performer is holding the spectator's selection at that moment, second deck cut into four piles, one pile selected and all its cards predicted in envelope, then first deck changes into one-way force deck of each of the three selections one by one
Oct. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 10) 147
Ferdinand Hügelin "Mephisto" der lebende Teufelskopf slate on table on stage with drawing of devil's head, head moves and coughs out selection
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 76
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das wunderbare Kartenspiel "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste III."
entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other
Also published here Apr. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 50
Unknown To Pass Yourself through a Playing-Card non-magical stunt
1902 The Modern Conjurer 298
Professor Hoffmann My Friend in Thibet card put in a box, two blank cards in envelopes with pencils, on chosen blank card name of selection appears
1903 Later Magic 497
Carl Willmann Der Teller als Kartenscheibe three cards appear at edge of plate
Related to Dec. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 180
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht II. card appears at top of candle
Related to May 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 68
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht I. card appears at top of candle
Related to Apr. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 50
Carl Willmann Mephisto's Kartenspiel deck put on top of wine glass, wine comes out of deck and fills glass
Aug. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 8) 115
Unknown Das magische Kartentuch deck thrown against handkerchief, selected cards cling to it
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 91
Eduard Hensel Das Hexen-Einmaleins using Goethe's poem from Faust I, illustrated with Ace through Ten which are produced in mixed suits as the values are mentioned, some transform or vanish
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 88
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradis neuer Kartenstern "new card star", using black art to hide the hiding place, five cards appear at end of star apparatus
Inspired by May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 72
John Hamley The Bottle and Card Trick card shot with pistol on clear bottle, appears at top
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 58
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradi's Uhr- und Kartentrick borrowed watch vanishes, card selected, both reappear in frame on a stand
Mar. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 3) 36
Unknown Die drei Kartenakrobaten deck tossed up onto head of performer, three selections remain standing on performer's head
Feb. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 2) 18
Ben-Zur Nur wahre Kunst macht frei version to do the suit separation with a full deck of thirty-two cards
Inspired by Dec. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 4
Carl Willmann Willmann's Faun-Maske three cards appear at top of mask/head on a stand
Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 4
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das magische Kartentrio three cards appear behind the neck of performer, construction under jacket that pushes three cards up the collar
Jan. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1) 6
Dr. Costa Brito Der Name einer von einem Zuschauer gedachten Karte erscheint auf einem in einem Glase befindlichen Papier geschrieben piece of paper crumped up and put in glass, name of (forced) selection appears on it
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 148
Carl Willmann Die Kartenpoints auf der Glasplatte pips appear on glass sheet (switched in newspaper)
Sep. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9) 133
Unknown "How Many Aces Would You Like?" deck changes into all Aces
1909 The Art of Magic 70
Yank Hoe The Card in the Watch borrowed watch wrapped in handkerchief, miniature of it appears in box of watch, two methods
1909 The Art of Magic 140
Unknown The Card in the Frame card appears in frame, with information on trick frames
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 229
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das wunderbare Kartenspiel entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 148
Edward Bagshawe Sympathy black and red handkerchief put in envelope, selection made, image of card is shown cut out of silk with matching color, cut-out parts are stuck to inside of handkerchief in card configuration
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 38
Jack Merlin Causing A Spectator to Do a Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 6
Jack Merlin An Impromptu Laugh bridge card with same back design is forced as a joke
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Card tin box with fifty cigarettes, card is selected and handkerchief vanished, when box is opened, handkerchief is found and cigarettes arranged themselves to form the name of the selection
Also published here
  • "Cigarette Card" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 49
Laurie Ireland A Sucker Card Trick
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 13
Tom Sellers The Climax Card Effect cylinder made of cards appears
1931 Magical Pleasantries 23
Lu Brent Gagging the Sucker Make spectator think he/she can do the trick you just showed, but when they try they get a funny message written on a card
1932 Novel Magic 40
Harry Houdini The Houdini "Bluff" Change apparently top change is done
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 71
Tommy Tucker Sucker Card Change fake mexican turnover
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 12
Victor Farelli A "Sucker Gag" apparently strippers are used
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 68
Tommy Tucker The Perfect Shift double lift to fake a pass
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 13
Victor Farelli For Conjurers Only version of lazy man's card to pocket
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 93
Tom Sellers Tear and Tear Again paper with letter is torn, letters spell selection
1935 Quick Tricks 10
Tom Sellers A Surprise Opening with Cards confetti appears as deck is riffled
1935 Quick Tricks 18
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in General: Poker Hand Solitaire arranging poker hands from twenty-five cards
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Theodore Annemann Wanted - A Card Routine Without Cards! invisible deck presentation for any named card to pocket, no method
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 60
Louis Lam It Pays to Advertise "Advertising stunts every magician must use", playing card with business information on front is forced via Svengali Deck
1935 Would You Believe It? 19
Clement de Lion The Danish Force comedy force with rising card rubber band gimmick or thread
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 159
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Unknown Finale deck thrown in audience becomes shower of colored tissue butterflies
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 163
Theodore Annemann A Simplified Five Card Problem Variation combining "A Simplified Five Card Problem" (Genii November 1936) with card silk
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 166
Namreh The Adventures of Diamond Jack
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 242
U. F. Grant The Funny Deck card travels back from pocket, leaving behind a blank card, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 130
Unknown Comedy Relief gag for people that know the air pressure turnover, double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
Louis Lam The Zig-Zag Card Novelty question marks on paper change into name of selected card
1937 Watch Me Closely 19
Jean Hugard Spelling Trick spelling trick with thirteen cards of a suit and story
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 41
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate
1937 You'd be Surprised 18
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
U. F. Grant The Vanishing Mirror aces are found without looking at faces, apparently with mirror that vanishes, one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 152
Unknown The Perpetual Almanac or Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book story
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 374
Dr. Jacob Daley Card Silk Appearance silk with card printed on it appears from card
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 170
Anthony Ross Card Silk Routine corner torn off selection, becomes blank, white silk has card on it, printed corner still fits
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 216
Unknown Tearing the Deck five methods to tear a full deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 354
Newton Hall Hypnosthesia three spectators see a card even though that one is apparently removed, spelled "Newon Hall"
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 325
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, light out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, when spectator retrieves card it has same appearance, dressed up Chinese Laundry Ticket
Related to 1938 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 358
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch
1938 Greater Magic 490
Unknown, Dr. Jacob Daley Snap!! "A Quick Trick", card appears outjogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 11
Unknown Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire
1938 Greater Magic 226
John Mulholland A Spirit Writes name of selection appears on another signed card
1938 Greater Magic 291
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
a. The Fairy Tale
b. Matching Cards
c. Automatic Spelling
d. Super-Spelling
1938 Greater Magic 320
Unknown The Card in the Frame applications for sand frame
1938 Greater Magic 501
Harry Blackstone Spirit Cartography selected card appears on initialed "photographic paper"
1938 Greater Magic 500
Unknown The Knowing Dart several cards on huge stand, spectator throws dart and thus finds selection
1938 Greater Magic 503
Laurie Ireland You Caught Me That Time card transforms into card silk
1938 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 16
E. Leslie May Lexicon Test alphabet cards spell selection from regular deck
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 345
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Black Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on forehead
Also published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 352
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 3
Cedric The Bacchanalian Card Trick messages on card that suggest a round of drinks payed by one of the spectators
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 60) 433
Tom Sellers The Name of the Slate slate is covered with white chalk, when washed, name of card remains, flap
1939 Scots Magic 23
Eric C. Lewis King of Clubs "King of Clubs" forced and name of local club appears on backs of some cards
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 409
Robert Weill I'm Sorry! three spectators note cards, they are the same and become blank, then deck transforms into chart of letter (eye examination test)
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 3
Orville Wayne Meyer Finding the Pairs twelve mate pairs distributed, spectator turns up a card and performer instantly the mate, repeated
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 26
Unknown A Color Change Story story presentation in which face-card changes multiple times to fit story
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 48
Theodore Annemann Contest Dept. square layout, mini-sudoku-type puzzle
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 373
Unknown Simultaneous Magic four decks, four people think of a card and later spell it (progressive spelling set-up)
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 41
Peter Warlock Satan's Scissors red and white tissue paper transforms into cut-out image of chosen card
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 405
Allan Howell Merlin the Inscrutable pencil shavings in tissue paper "write" name of selection
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 626
Al Wheatley Flipbook Animation mention of an effect with animated pen that writes selection from 1928
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 604
Theodore Annemann, U. F. Grant More on the Flipbook Animation credit claim by U. F. Grant for 1921
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 100) 612
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Unknown 21 - Just a gag. Gag to reveal card by miscalling
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 37
William Ruesskamp Another Card Silk Idea silk transforms in a box, card is found at random number, Rueskamp
1940 Fast Ones 17
Shaman Lost-Found blank silk, then with card printed on it
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 701
Jack Vosburgh Love Conquers All "A New Card Story"
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 650
Joseph Ovette A Routine For a Card Silk silk is just removed from pocket
1940 Fast Ones 14
Joseph Ovette Bagging The Card one half card of cut deck is selected, ribbon placed in paper bag and bag is bursted, other half of selection appears
1940 Fast Ones 8
Laurie Ireland Deuces and Trays sucker ambitious twice, deuces shown as threes and transform in threes when spectator protests
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 15
Laurie Ireland A Hanging Episode presentational idea, for card discoveries
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 13
Bruce Elliott Elliott at the Bar deck with selection put on top of beer glass, name of card appears written into beer foam
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 127) 734
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 3
Charles Roe Thought Ablaze ashes on arm for card revelation
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
Frank Stobbart Sympathetic Pips blank card with loose pips placed in envelope, pips arrange themselves onto card to match selection (which for no reason travels to pocket)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 821
Sid Fleischman Card to Fake Teeth
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 826
Stanley Collins Nonpareil free selection (and switched) appears on marked slates
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 137) 779
Herb Runge A Story
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 725
Unknown The Odd Estate puzzle with a story about a will
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 128) 739
Gerald Lynton Kaufman Poker Challenge bet/game in which performer and spectator openly draw cards, solution on page 885
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
Unknown The Circus Trick
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 267
Russel Swan Gaglets gag, doing the pass openly
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 12
Laurie Ireland The Card in the Mirror image of a selected card stays in a mirror
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 22
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Little Quickie spectator holds deck with coin on top, deck ripped out of his hand, coin remains with miniature selection stuck on it
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 16
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Magic Imprint card signed on back, card in glass covered with signed handkerchief, card becomes blank and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
Related to 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 11
Clayton Rawson Scrambled Thoughtwaves two cards are selected and deck put into pocket, cards transform into the thoughts of the spectator's (stripper, famous actor etc.) cards are eventually found and deck is normal again
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 9
Walter B. Gibson Cardee Foolee chinese writing cut in half reveals selection, published under Feng Huang
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 33
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Miniature Card and Coin miniature card printed between two coins
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 18
Hen Fetsch Cute! Huh! one of two coin penetrates a slate, name of selection appears on slate
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
Hen Fetsch Betcha joke, bet that the bottom card is spectator's card, miniature card
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Clayton Rawson Slate Sleights with small slates, two routines
  • The Great Oriental Enigma (selected card appears written on slates, two flaps)
  • Ghost Writer's Cramp (four messages, one on each side)
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 35) 143
Herb Runge Rising Sun Set card with flag, flag changes from a sun to the american flag, WW2 theme
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 260
Edward Marlo Sense and Nonsense with Cards gags and lines with cards:
  • Army or Rifle Shuffle
  • Overhand Shuffle
  • Russian Shuffle
  • Jewish Shuffle
  • Mexican Shuffle
  • Fancy Shuffle
  • You Shuffle It
  • Cut 'Em. Thanks!
  • Small Town Shuffle
  • Hurts, doesn't it?
  • A Marlo Gag
  • Take Any Card
Also published here 1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 10
Dr. A. Heller Magnetic Fisherman selection is attracted to magnet
June 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 1) 55
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt match
Related to Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
Leslie P. Guest A Card Castle construction for production card castle, chosen card appears on silk and deck transforms into card castle on tray
Variations Dec. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 181
E. D. Wolff Mind Testing Deck
Variations 1945 My Best 152
Louis Tannen A Mindreading Joke cards are marked with big bold letters on the back
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
Larry Arcuri Your Card business card rises out of cased deck, gag presentation "I will find your card"
Oct. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 158
Unknown The Flying Pips two pieces of black cardboard are fastend together with rubber bands, with toy pistol pips of selection are shot away and they are correctly arranged between cardboards
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
Eugene Gloye Glen Gloye's Necktie Trick tie with picture of rabbit holding selection
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 3
J. Ray Beffel The Z Ray Box spectator sits on card other spectator divines it by looking into a X-Ray box
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 21
E. R. Hall Using a Dart Board no effect, to select a card
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 19
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paper
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Jean Hugard A Card Castle further credit information
Inspired by Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 186
Clayton Rawson 1: Right in Front of Your Nose!
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Lu Brent Card Castle deck spread on plate and covered with handkerchief, two times wrong card found, deck transforms into castle with a card on top, again wrong, selection rises out
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
King Stevenson Card on Light Bulb electric light bulb, cards are sprung against the light bulb and the silhouette of the card appears on it
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 432
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layout
Variations 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Clayton Rawson 2: Magic Taught in One Easy Lesson card transforms into selection, apparently spectator does the transformation
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
James W. Graves My Favorite Routine with Otto the Duck duck spells chosen color with ABC cards
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 7
Billy McComb William on the Subject of "Stung" sucker trick, card apparently vanished in trousers, version of Stung
1947 The First Book of William 28
Billy McComb William's Comedy Card Flight spectator on stage puts card in stand, card vanishes and appears in envelope, everybody sees how it works except spectator on stage, paper balls over head type
1947 The First Book of William 34
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Gambler's Ghost name of selection appear on card fan
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 534
Edward Marlo Super Reading apparently magician can read marks extremely fast, punch deal
1947 Marlo In Spades 24
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Fez performer wears a fez, cuckoo on springs comes out with the selection
1947 The First Book of William 17
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 501
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smooth
Inspired byRelated to 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
Unknown Circus Card Trick "the next card I turn over..."
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 138
Russell "Rusduck" Duck No Misdirection trick to play on people who want to show performer a trick, heckler gag
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 619
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 638
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Po-She-Lo cards in basket, rope rises with chosen card attached
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 634
Bruce Elliott Aces??? magician vs. gambler, doing all the moves but getting all four aces, magician's joke
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 595
"Senator" Clark Crandall Nothing At All! gag prediction, no card seen, blank card
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 163) 657
"Senator" Clark Crandall Four Pips gag prediction, blank cards and pips in pocket
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 667
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Poor Man's Snake Trick snake in basket finds selection
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 635
Nelson A. Demers The Community Chest Card Trick or The Red Feather Card
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 3
Emmett Barbee New Idea for the Paddle Trick selection appears on paddle (miniature)
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 4
Hen Fetsch Fetsch's Grandpopper ideas with Popper
  • Popper Silk
  • Three Silk Popper
  • Popper Blendo
  • Popper Color Change
  • Popper Expanding Silk
  • Popper Card Silk
  • Popper Cig to Silk
  • Popper Gloves to Flower
  • Popper Gloves to Silk
  • Popper Flash Silk
  • Popper Flash Flowers
Inspired by 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 664
Unknown The Trey transforming card into "tray"
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 146
U. F. Grant Thirteen of Diamonds forcing Thirteen of Diamonds and Fourteen of Spades on two spectators and then making fun of them
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 8
Unknown Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods
Related to 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 197
Unknown Building Card Castles
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 21
Unknown All In Order Down Under Deal on thirteen cards, get Ace to King in order
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 18
Unknown The Star Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown Alternate Cards
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Hourglass Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 47
Unknown To Make Four Fives Equal 16 Lay four Fives on the table so they total sixteen
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown The Five Touching Cards Challenge audience to arrange five cards so that each card is touching the other four
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 8
Unknown A Card Brain-Twister
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 49
Unknown Face-Up
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown Tricky Triangle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 45
John R. Boyko Cards Up the Sleeve Presentation
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 714
Unknown Coin On Card Stunt Balance card and coin on finger, flick card out under the coin
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 16
Unknown Changing The Rows
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 41
Unknown How Can This Be?
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 49
Unknown An Amusing Card Catch Five cards arranged on table. Remove two cards, add three cards to get the same arrangement of cards
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 9
Unknown One Card Under The Other How to hold a card under a King on the table, without moving the King
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown What's On Your Mind? Six cards dealt to two people, each person get three cards - spectator always gets three Queens (spectator always thinking about women?)
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 19
Unknown The Add-To-18 Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 42
Unknown Three-In-A-Row
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Give-and-Take Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 51
Unknown The Jealous Kings
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown The Master Aim How to drop a card into a hat without the card fluttering away
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown Magnetizing A Card Sticking a playing card to a wall with static electricity
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 8
Unknown Ace-Two-Three-Four Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 57
Unknown The Eighteen-Card Circle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 48
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paper
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 692
Unknown The Twenty-Four Card Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 52
Unknown Silly Sam's Pack of Cards
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 54
Unknown The Five-Kings Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown Card Cross Stunt Six cards used, form two rows of cards with four cards in each row
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 17
McGregor A Gag with a Queen Queen forced, pretty girl picture at end of telescope, telescope used to divine card
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 14
U. F. Grant Ten and Five of Diamonds gag with Fifteen of Diamonds
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 10
U. F. Grant The Deaf-Mute Card Trick gag in which jumbo card version of selection is produced from pocket
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
U. F. Grant How Many Spots Five of Diamonds forced, Nine of Diamonds produced, then shown that four spots have been torn off
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 10
Unknown The Elevens Stunt Mathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 20
Unknown The Old Army Game Which two Jacks were rejected by the American Army? (one-eyed)
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 10
Unknown Put-Them-In-Order Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 56
Unknown The Six-Card Lift Interlock six cards together so they can be picked up together
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 10
Unknown Making a Card Invisible Challenge: make a card invisible to one person, but visible to everyone else
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Unknown The Noble Lords and the Commoners
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 44
Unknown The Thirty-Card Race Spectator and magician pick up one to six cards from a pile of thirty, last person to take a card wins, magician always wins
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown The One-Two-Three Card Race fifteen cards, take turns taking one, two or three cards, takes the last card is loser. Magician always wins
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Unknown Odd Or Even?
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 52
Unknown Turn Over All But One
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 51
Unknown Standing A Card On Edge
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Unknown A Surprising Card Deal Down Under Deal on eight cards, result in a row of cards alternating face card and spot card
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 11
Felix Korim Alphabet Soup Divination letters of alphabet soup form selection
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 14
Unknown Card Pickup Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 50
Unknown The Sixteen-Card Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown Card Leapfrog Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 55
Unknown The Reverse-Order Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 54
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frank Garcia, Puzzle by Charlie Arbuthnot, Dunninger, Carlo Menotti, Fred Keating, Martin Gardner, Bill Simon, Jean Hugard, Robert Harbin, Art Lyle, Frank Joglar
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 785
John Scarne The Love Birds No. 40, Performer/spectator select a card and lose in different parts of deck, later cards turn up next to each other
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 72
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's hand
Related to 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Paul Clive Egg a la Card No. 9, Name of card appears on hard boiled egg after it is peeled
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 21
Don Alan A "Long" Card Trick gag, long card rises from cased deck, then miniature card appears, puns
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 28
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 201) 803
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachute
Related to 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 75
Cy Keller Pip Pix card appears on photo paper
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 844
Don Alan Bread Sandwich selection is found between two slices of bread
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 11
Eddie Fields Card Puzzle turning over eight cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 34
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Related toAlso published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 8
Unknown Big Skull pack placed in spectator's mouth, who is then tapped on the head. All cards, except selection fall out
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 221) 885
Hen Fetsch Betcha!
  • reading the date of a coin through a paper
  • predicting the right card, gag (two versions)
  • showing five kings in a deck
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 944
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko - The Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected card
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 220) 879
Martin Gardner Spectacular name of card appears on lenses of glasses when breathing on them
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 937
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Al Baker The Obedient Snake snake basket version
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 458
Dr. Ben B. Braude Balloon Buster card in on of selected balloon, for magicians, three stooges (!)
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 897
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic card
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 5
Peter Warlock Pavane for a Pagan three balls of paper, red black and white, color of chosen card is named and the colored ball opened. Part is missing and forms the card on the white ball
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 251) 1005
Bill Simon 3. Misdirection Plus pretending to have stripper cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 143
John Howie Spirits in Camera
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 268) 1070
Lu Brent Chlorophyl Gag Card card is green, gag
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 7
Lu Brent The "Trey (Tray) of Diamonds" Gag Card spectator selects special card, pun
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 8
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 3
Edward Marlo Sense and Nonsense with Cards gags and lines with cards:
  • Army or Rifle Shuffle
  • Overhand Shuffle
  • Russian Shuffle
  • Jewish Shuffle
  • Mexican Shuffle
  • Fancy Shuffle
  • You Shuffle It
  • Cut 'Em. Thanks!
  • Small Town Shuffle
  • Hurts, doesn't it?
  • A Marlo Gag
  • Take Any Card
Also published here 1953 The Cardician 25
Max Katz Tower of Hanai puzzle with playing cards, based on Tower of Brahma
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 280) 1120
Vern Schoneck Personality Plus spelling gag, horse card ends up
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1100
Maurice Howarth Tarantula pips from four card vanish step by step and appear on strip of paper
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